Rachel here again. It's been an interesting afternoon here at the Pattison household, which is funny because Reese has actually slept most of it away. Around 11:30 this is what I was faced with: A little crying tot stumbling towards me who was actually saying "mama" over and over. I think she might be saying it FOR REAL!! :) Anyway, so I asked her if she was hungry... she immediately smiled at me. Lunch time it is then, so I fix her some lightly buttered bread, sliced mandarins, and sliced blueberries. She scarfs those down... we'll try a bottle.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Rachel here. Bryan is training Reesie to walk. He does this by making her walk laps in the livingroom when he gets home by pushing her little hippo around. This may sound like manual labor... boot camp even, but I assure you... she LOVES it. While she was "lapping" the other night Bryan brought something to my attention.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
After my adventure to campus... you remember... when I was the guinea pig for that lady's Science experiment (See post below)... I got this really cool set of travel dishes for participating. I got 2 plates, a spoon, a container for my Crunchies, and 2 small containers Mommy puts little snacks in for me. Well, last night for dinner, Mommy let me take my new plate for a spin. She made me yummy green beans from our garden and some chunks of sweet potato. I was in heaven. I'm not so sure about the plate though...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Now most of you know Mommy loves VT so much she would sell her first born child to the university. WELL SHE DID! Well not really, but look what she did to me!
Don't feel bad for me though because I had a blast! I got to help a girl with her "Science experiment." She was testing a bunch of babies and how they react to different stressors. I got to play with toys, play peek-a-boo with Mommy, I got to look at these crazy masks, and I even got to play hide and seek with some toys. It was super fun and COMPLETELY harmless. Just look at how happy I was in my "swim cap." "Swim cap..." that's what they kept calling it, but I didn't see any water that's for sure. :)
I heart water. I heart the water in my pool. I heart the water in the bathtub. I heart the water in Winston's dog bowl. I heart water.
Here are some sweet pictures of me just hanging out right near the pond.
We also got a little family portrait...
Until next time people.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
So here is the nifty walker/rider that Mommy got for me on EBAY... you remember that story??? I'm practically a pro at using it. :)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Rachel here. The teeth have broken through... yes I said TEETH. Both bottom ones are coming quite slowly and gracefully. :) Our little demon (SLIGHTLY cranky... and I do mean SLIGHTLY) will not sit still enough for me to pry open her mouth to get a good picture.
Instead we have a picture of her kissing/licking my box of Kashi crackers. She was eyeballing them yesterday, so I gave her one broken up into little pieces, and there was no turning back. She's borderline addicted.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Rachel here. Can you believe Reesie is already 10 months old!!! I can't!!! Bryan and I love her so much it's sickening. She's changing by the minute too. We've got the whole cruising thing almost down. The teeth are still deciding if they want to make their big break or hang around back stage a little longer. She's also standing longer and longer on her own. Oh how my heart aches for her to just stay small. I'd like to put her in a glass jar and look at her forever and ever just the way she is. :) (I would of course poke holes in the lid, so she wouldn't suffocate.)
Jack's Mommy and Daddy were nice enough to invite me, Mommy, and Daddy to Maryland for Jack's first birthday party. It was LOVELY! We got to go to Jack's Gram's house and play outside and visit with some really nice people. Here I am with Uncle Nick's family: (l-r... Sarah/sister, mom, dad, Sarah helping me walk)AND... Mommy gave me a new food to try... PICKLES!!! Oh how I loved them!!!
Friday morning Mommy, Daddy, and I drove up to Maryland to visit my one and only... JACKSON!!! It was so much fun. It was a special weekend because it was Jack's first birthday. His birthday was actually on Friday (party Saturday), so we decided to drive up early to go to the aquarium in Baltimore! I have never been to an aquarium, so I was awed by all it had to offer... or what I got to see. It was super busy while we were there, so we only saw the super cool stuff. :)
hanging out with my best buddy Jack. Thank you so much for letting me come play with you!!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
For those of you that may not believe I do my own blogging...
I happen to be checking in on my good friend Heather in this picture... I like to see what others are doing before settling into my own work. :)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Mommy is such a stellar shopper. She was searching on EBAY for some "roll arounds." Mommy is obsessed with "roll arounds." They are these little clear plastic balls that have little trinkets in them. You can find them with a lot of the Fisher Price learning toys. So anyway... Mommy found someone selling a butt ton of them (pardon my french)! Well, while highly anticipating her win... Mommy did some research on what she bought. This is definitely something you should do BEFORE you actually bid on an item, but she got excited and NEEDED to beat the other people who happened to also want my "HUGE LOT OF FISHER PRICE TOYS". Upon conducting her research, which really consisted of going to OUAC to check on the toys they had there, she spotted something she thought was in her huge lot. She came home and looked it up on her EBAY history and sure enough THERE IT WAS! She unknowingly got me an ADORABLE walker/rider!!!!! It's a super cute hippo that I can push to learn to walk on my own, and when I get a little older I can ride on it like a little trike. And the best part about it... it gobbles up my toys that are laying on the floor. All I have to do is roll right over them, and he eats them right up!
Mommy was sitting in my playroom on her computer yesterday when she heard something very curious. She came around the corner, and there I was playing... I was simply using my imagination and make believing I was a cat. :)
So yesterday at "Story Time" was WATER DAY!!! Jaime read us a few books about water including The Watering Hole, which Mommy happened to love. It not only talked about the scarcity of water when there is a large demand, but it also showed different continents and the animals that inhabit it. Quite educational. :) We sang "5 Little Frogs" by Raffi. SO FUN. Jaime then gave us each a water bottle FULL of water. We all got a chance to take our bottle of water and pour it into the big red water table. Look at how much fun I had!!!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Rachel here. Well, it looks like we'll be adding a little friend to the house here any day!!! Reesie has a little white dot on her bottom left gum! You know what that means... A TOOTH! I just noticed it yesterday, so we'll see what happens. She's been giving us a few hints that it may be any day now...
She's growing up so much! With all the new moving around she's doing, she's starting to thin out. Don't you worry people... she still has her lusciously juicy thighs and cheeks. :)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Yesterday Mommy took me to Steppin' Out. Steppin' Out is a festival here in B'burg where local vendors sell crafts (mostly handmade), play music, and local restaurants provide food. Mommy had her friend Amy D. come along for the ride. Amy was nice enough and brought her friend Angel and her two little girls "Big K" and "Little K". We had so much fun! The Mommies kept called the day's festivities "a big party," and a big party is what it was. We walked around downtown for a few hours and then came back to my house to play in my play room.
Here I am with BK. BK was SOOOO SWEET with me. All day she rubbed my little legs, pinched my little cheeks, and touched my little nose. I had a lot of fun playing with my new friends and can't wait to do it again. Mommy enjoyed talking with adults too. :)